From Emory University Athletics
The Emory University women's golf team posted a strong showing in the first 36 holes of its program's history at the NCAA D-III Preview. Five Eagle freshmen got their first taste of collegiate golf at the 5,846-yard, par-72 PGA National Resort – Palmer Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
The Eagles currently sit in 8thth place out of 13 teams after recording a 655 through 36 holes to put them at 79-over par. Washington University-St. Louis (#9) leads the competition with a 42-over par 618. Carnegie Mellon (#10) is within striking distance of first from their second-place position at 625. Oglethorpe University (#17) is separated from runner-up Carnegie Mellon by nine strokes. Washington and Lee (#15), unranked Birmingham-Southern, and Methodist University (#3) are in 4th, 5th, and 6th place with 18 holes to play, respectively. At 78-over par, 18th-ranked Christopher Newport, edges Emory by just one stroke for seventh place.
Ksheera Jalakam finished the afternoon locked in a tie for 9th place after she carded a 12-over par 156 over 36 holes. Alice Acosta and Natallie Spitzer both debuted with score cards of 165s to put them in a tie with one another for 23rd. Jessie Ji spread 169 strokes across her two rounds, giving her 39th place. Shriya Agarwal capped off her day on the course in 52nd place as she went into the clubhouse 31 strokes over par.
BSC's Sarah Posey and WU's Samantha Haubenstock pace all players with identical scores of 149.